Our Beechgrove Celebrity

There was only one topic of conversation on site this weekend.  Everyone was talking about Sandy Inkster’s appearance on Beechgrove Garden. It was wonderful to see the Beechgrove team’s recognition of Sandy’s expertise and knowledge when they visited on the occasion of his winning the P&J Garden Competition for the…

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Allotment Life

Thanks go to Pat and Stuart for alerting me to this, Allotment Life, FaceBook group. I have been following them for a week or so now and they seem a lively, friendly and knowledgeable lot. I have added a link from our Links Page.  Don’t forget, we have our own…

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Trees and Bees Survey

The, It’s your Neighbourhood programme, had trees, bees and butterflies as a special focus this year and this prompted us to take a look at the trees and bees found on site.  We decided to conduct a little informal research and thanks goes to all who contributed ideas and information.…

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Magic Moments and Butterflies

One of the joys of being on site at this time of year is catching sight of these visitors. Sedum seems to attract them in huge numbers.  I counted a dozen on this plant at different points in the day. Ah well, their days are numbered down to precious few I…

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Diary date for seed lovers

This message arrived from Lizzy Shepherd of Gone to Seed.  I know many plotters visited and enjoyed the Tarland event last year. _____________ I hope you are busy saving seed to share with your friends and to bring along to the 2018 Seed Swap and Potato Day being held in Tarland…

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New beginnings and new enthusiasts

It’s that time of year when plots begin to change hands.  All around the site there are signs of new plotters bringing extra energy to their newly acquired plots.  This wee detail on one caught my eye today. It’s a reminder that identifying your plot (which is a Council requirement) can…

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